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User Projects

The following is a list of projects that have been active over the past three years.
For a comprehensive list of projects, see All Projects. You can also search for released data.
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Sayandev Chatterjee
Toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are known to be released into the environment from a number of anthropogenic sources. Because of their high chemical resistance and thermal stabilities, these molecules are routinely used in...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Vijayakumar Murugesan
The specific aim of this project is to probe the structure-property relationships of energy storage materials based on multivalent ions (Mg2+, Ca2+ and Al3+) under dynamic electrochemical cycling conditions with a range of spatial (down to atomic)...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Vijayakumar Murugesan
The proposed research will advance fundamental knowledge about novel battery materials and address critical needs for predictive understanding of multivalent ion based energy storage systems. The work is part of Joint Center for Energy Storage...
Lead Institution: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Christopher Barrett
The proposed work seeks to develop a modeling-prescribed measurement strategy to generate the data necessary to build a finite element model from which an additively manufactured objects’ performance can be predicted. Data analytics will be used in...
Lead Institution: Purdue University
Principal Investigator: Alexander Laskin
Recent discovery of solid (glassy) atmospheric soil organic particles (ASOP), emitted through atmosphere-land-surface interactions in the area of Southern Great Plains (SGP) suggests that ASOP may have a regional-scale impact on the atmospheric...
Lead Institution: Oregon State University
Principal Investigator: Rebecca Lybrand
Global air temperature rise exacerbated by greenhouse gas emissions endangers Arctic carbon previously protected by permafrost. The resiliency of soil landscapes to carbon loss will be determined by thaw-triggered changes in the hydrology and...
Lead Institution: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Yongqin Jiao
Lanthanides are composed of 15 metallic chemical elements (La-Lu). Combined with Sc and Y, they are often collectively known as the rare earth elements (REEs). Although lanthanides are ubiquitous in the environment, they have long been regarded as...
Lead Institution: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Principal Investigator: Ty Samo
Attachment between phototrophic microalgae and heterotrophic bacteria is an integral yet understudied facet of microbial ecology. Such inter-kingdom cooperative partnerships have important consequences for biogeochemical cycling, ecosystem function...
Lead Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Principal Investigator: Michelle O'Malley
This proposal seeks use of EMSL resources to characterize the secreted, multi-enzyme cellulosomes that originate from anaerobic gut fungi. Cellulosomes enable anaerobic fungi to tether different types of biomass-degrading enzymes together for...